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Anybody Else Planning to Get the Upcoming CLS DC-10 HD?

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I'm SUPER stoked about this one.  I'm looking forward to this more than anything.  Been checking the CLS website daily. 

 

It was supposed to be released Summer 2014.  It's delayed, but, a few weeks ago they said they're doing final testing.  I'm guessing it's going to be released any day now.

 

I still fly the old CLS DC-10 in FS9 regularly.  Pretty good external model with ancient graphics in the VC, but I just love this beautiful older lady.  It handles beautifully for a "lite" model.

Now that it's coming to FSX in HD, I just can't wait.  Together with the TSS sound pack, I think this one is going to rock real hard!

 

Who's getting this add on?

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Hey Groovin, I agree with you. CLS's models and textures always of high quality, and the DC10 just does it for me, just love flying this bird, an extremely well looking plane. Going to watch their space with hawk eyes...

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Yeah, their work this past few years are looking better and better.  Probably THE company for those who enjoy "lite" models.

I remember watching one of my aviation DVD's with the DC-10 a few months ago and thinking to myself, wouldn't it be nice if a good one came out.  And here we are :good: .

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If it has the *Lite* mode with the FSX default GPS navigation -- I'm a buyer!

 

I remember going to Hawaii several times on a CO DC-10 with the *Pub*, pop corn, and Pac Man for a cocktail table!!

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I bought the box version several years ago and liked it for the most part. The only thing I didn't like about about it was the VC lights at night. I didn't care for the only option being the red glowing color, so I hope they changed that.

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I have to say that, based on their 742 "V2", definitely won't be getting the DC10 "V2".

Just not "V2" enough in my opinion.  :smile:

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I bought the box version several years ago and liked it for the most part. The only thing I didn't like about about it was the VC lights at night. I didn't care for the only option being the red glowing color, so I hope they changed that.

 

You can turn on the panel lights.  I don't use the red flood light.

 

 

I can't find anything on an update to the DC10.  Can someone point me to the web page?

 

Commerciallevel.com  Check under "In Development".  A few members here are checking their facebook page.  More up to date than their site I guess since they said they're on the final stages of testing.

 

 

I have to say that, based on their 742 "V2", definitely won't be getting the DC10 "V2".

 

Just not "V2" enough in my opinion.   :smile:

 

No way.  This one is going to be superior to the original.  The VC in the original DC-10 is pre FS2004 graphics.  Probably one of the worst looking VC, but the plane flies beautifully and the external model is super.  Even the version 1 of the 747 is light years ahead in terms of VC graphics.

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I'm getting it as soon as it comes out I have been a very big DC-10 fan I fell in love with the design of the plane and not mention reminds me of my first flight to Hawaii on the Continental airlines DC-10 from Newark airport will never forget that trip this v2 should have a new virtual cockpit and updated model details system wise I don't expect anything but I'm happy its finally coming out.

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I'm getting it as soon as it comes out I have been a very big DC-10 fan I fell in love with the design of the plane and not mention reminds me of my first flight to Hawaii on the Continental airlines DC-10 from Newark airport will never forget that trip this v2 should have a new virtual cockpit and updated model details system wise I don't expect anything but I'm happy its finally coming out.

 

Same here.  I fell in love with the DC-10 after seeing it for the first time and it was also my first long haul flight when I was a kid.  Garuda DC-10-30 YEAH!

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Torn here. I liked their MD-81. I bought the 742/3. Externally, looks great. Sounds awful (fixed with sound sets). Manual talks systems up a bit more than I can see in it. Not as good as the MD IMO. I hope the DC is better than that.

 

I'll probably get it eventually and suffer short term buyers remorse. But it will be good for screenies.

 

Mike

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If you're into lite models, it should be alright I would think.  I'm just expecting the same system simulation and handling as the original but with much improved graphics.  So anything else I would consider a bonus.  Though I'm quite certain it will be more in-depth than the original after flying their later planes.  The DC-10 V1 is old but still my most used aircraft lol.

 

I think most of the people purchasing this add on are DC-10 lovers that just want to fly an updated version, even though the system simulation may be light.  Would be nice if it features the "select a flap" setting found on McDonnell Douglas planes.


 

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Even the version 1 of the 747 is light years ahead in terms of VC graphics.

 

Erm, ok.    Every opinion counts.  :smile:

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Erm, ok.    Every opinion counts.   :smile:

 

Just asking, do you even have the original DC-10?  I understand that the V2 of the 747 is not up to your standards, but if you don't see a huge difference between the VC in the 747 and the DC-10, then I guess your opinion counts too :smile: .

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You can turn on the panel lights.  I don't use the red flood light.

 

 

 

 

I haven't used the DC-10 in a while, so I just tried it out and realized something - the panel lights don't work. If I turn them on, nothing happens. The flood lights are the only thing that works and I can't stand that red glow. To compare, I tried out the MD-81 and both the panel and overhead lighting worked great.

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I haven't used the DC-10 in a while, so I just tried it out and realized something - the panel lights don't work. If I turn them on, nothing happens. The flood lights are the only thing that works and I can't stand that red glow. To compare, I tried out the MD-81 and both the panel and overhead lighting worked great.

 

Hmmm.  Could it be a driver issue?  I also have the boxed version.  Here's a pic.  It's from FS9.  I've deleted it in FSX because I switched to DX10 and this one won't work properly in DX10.  But I get the same result with the panel light in FSX.  This is without the red flood light.

 

dc-10_zps1caa9327.jpg 

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It could be the driver. I have a similar issue with the Milviz plane, but that plane is rendering lights in a completely different way. And I don't have lighting issues with any other plane, other than the DC-10. 

 

I would be fine with it if the lights looked like that picture.

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Anybody else see the updates on their FB page?  New shots, including the VC.  This is looking really good! 

 

I have a vanilla FSX install with Steve's DX10 Fixer waiting just for this baby.  I'm also excited about seeing what liveries are included and knowing CLS, their livery expansions.

 

The wait is so painful ha ha ha!

 

It could be the driver. I have a similar issue with the Milviz plane, but that plane is rendering lights in a completely different way. And I don't have lighting issues with any other plane, other than the DC-10. 

 

I would be fine with it if the lights looked like that picture.

 

Yeah, something is definitely not right.  If you purchased a download version, you can try re-downloading.  Maybe it was a corrupt download.  Or you can try to contact CLS.

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Anybody else see the updates on their FB page?  New shots, including the VC.  This is looking really good! 

 

I have a vanilla FSX install with Steve's DX10 Fixer waiting just for this baby.  I'm also excited about seeing what liveries are included and knowing CLS, their livery expansions.

 

The wait is so painful ha ha ha!

 

 

Yeah, something is definitely not right.  If you purchased a download version, you can try re-downloading.  Maybe it was a corrupt download.  Or you can try to contact CLS.

 

Hi Groovin I check almost everyday for a release date its driving me nuts! lol  but cls is not saying much the vc is looking good been waiting for new DC-10 for many many years I was hoping and sill do for captainsim to do it since they have such amazing talent in modeling and textures but Im really excited to finally have in updated DC-10 love that bird. 

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CLS really need to update the gauge graphics, and they need custom fonts. Those gauge graphics are ancient and they look terrible.

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an amazing thing in these addon was the native INS inside, so there is no INS panel in the HD version...

 

I'm so disappointed 

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Hi Groovin I check almost everyday for a release date its driving me nuts! lol  but cls is not saying much the vc is looking good been waiting for new DC-10 for many many years I was hoping and sill do for captainsim to do it since they have such amazing talent in modeling and textures but Im really excited to finally have in updated DC-10 love that bird. 

 

Tell me about it.  Their site still says it's going to be released in the summer of 2014 lol.  But delays with FS add ons is something I'm used to.  They're also working on an A380.

I wouldn't be surprised if CS decides to make one.  They seem to have a thing for the classics.

 

 

CLS really need to update the gauge graphics, and they need custom fonts. Those gauge graphics are ancient and they look terrible.

 

I thought the gauges look pretty good.  Still way better than the previous version with a little extra polygons and some wear and tear.  Maybe things will still get better as they continue work on it.

 

 

an amazing thing in these addon was the native INS inside, so there is no INS panel in the HD version...

 

I'm so disappointed 

 

We don't know that for sure yet.  In order to get INS on the original DC-10, you have to download it.  I think they will include INS because the 747 and DC-10 V1 had it.

Keep in mind that the add on is still in development and CLS are staying pretty quiet about it.  They may surprise us with some new stuff later on when it's ready for release.

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I thought the gauges look pretty good.  Still way better than the previous version with a little extra polygons and some wear and tear.  Maybe things will still get better as they continue work on it.

 

IMO They're very far behind the competition (e.g. Captainsim, Enigmasim/Qualitywings, Milviz, Coolsky etc.) in terms of VC graphics fidelity. This is quite odd as their MD-80 was pretty good graphics wise. It's almost as if they didn't care as their 747 v1.5 wasn't very good either.

 

Please compare the CLS DC-10 screenshots to this - currently Captainsim is the best in the business in terms of VC graphics with 3D gauges and texturing, and the 707 was released 3+ years ago.

 

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